Not sure how it worked with the dub but this was an hour long episode. The first half was a recap of everything that has happened in the rescue Rukia arc. Looking back it bewilders me how that despite how much suspense and build up developed before the Yamamoto vs. Kyouraku and Ukitake fight, they didn't actually show them fighting.
The second half was pretty amusing though. Not hilarious but it was amusing, reminds me of a typical slice of life, but Bleach has the right mix of characters to make a successful slice of life show and it is reflected on this episode. Pretty decent episode overall that did a decent job of tying up loose knots.